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By J. Benjamin Warner (auth.), Professor of Marketing M. Joseph Sirgy, Professor of Marketing Don Rahtz, Professional Staff David Swain (eds.)

This publication is moment in a sequence masking most sensible practices in group quality-of-life (QOL) symptoms. the 1st quantity during this sequence is a compilation of circumstances of top paintings in group signs learn. This moment quantity maintains to construct at the objective of the sequence and contains 11 circumstances (chapters). The instances in either volumes describe groups that experience introduced their very own group symptoms courses. components which are integrated within the descriptions are the heritage of the group signs paintings in the goal zone, the making plans of neighborhood symptoms, the particular symptoms that have been chosen, the information assortment approach, the reporting of the consequences, and using the indications to steer neighborhood improvement judgements and public policy.

This sequence might be of serious worth to neighborhood planners, city planners, urban planners, local planners, quality-of-life researchers and researchers in public administration.

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The report concludes with statistical factors drawn from the comprehensive indicators report influencing the stay/go decisions of young people in the city and the region. The 2004 report, Thinking Globally/Acting Locally: A Regional Wake-Up Call, released as both a summary report and a website, highlights a remarkable 2-year period of city building and civic accomplishment. It then moves to a discussion of the effects on the city and the region of the fast-changing, post-high-tech-boom global economy.

The ETF first presented the indicators as part of the initial Sustainable City Program proposed in 1992. Recognizing the need to ensure that Santa Monica could continue to meet its current needs—environmental, economic, and social— without compromising the ability of future generations to do the same, the Sustainable City Program was designed to help the community begin to think, plan, and act more sustainably. It was initially developed to provide criteria for evaluating the long-term rather than the short-term impacts of municipal decisions (City of Santa Monica, 2003).

The Boston Indicators Project was conceptualized in 1997 as a “one-stop shop” to address these challenges. Its goals are to: (1) democratize access to data; (2) foster informed public discourse; and (3) track progress on shared civic goals. At its core, the project aims to expand Bostonians’ capacity to make wise choices in order to create a more just, prosperous, and sustainable future for all residents of the city and region. Founded in 1997 as a partnership between the Boston Foundation and the City of Boston’s Environmental Services Department, the project is coordinated and managed today as a freestanding initiative of the Boston Foundation, Greater Boston’s community foundation, in partnership with the City of Boston/Boston Redevelopment Authority and the Metropolitan Area Planning Council, a quasi-public planning agency covering most of the Greater Boston region.

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